When large, uncontrollable groups of people steal from stores and businesses, the word "loot" is used to describe the activity.
- Rioters looted.
- The looted local stores and businesses.
- They stores were looted. (This sentence is in the passive voice.)
- There was widespread looting last night. (The word "looting" is a gerund in this sentence.)
- Several looters were arrested. (A "looter" is a person who loots.)
- Homeowners who feared looting stayed inside their homes with their guns drawn.
Once the man started looting his friends joined in.
The word "loot" can also be used as a noun to describe money.
- The company made a lot of loot last year.
- A million dollars is a lot of loot.
- Thieves made off with the loot. (make off = steal)
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April 28, 2015